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to turn the tide in brown fighting and are now trying to take the libyan strongman hometown. inside japan's nuclear effect erasion zone, a rare look at the desolate area near the crippled reactor, even as word comes up new leaks of highly radioactive water. defining the american dream. we begin a special series examining the experience is of those who have come to call the u.s. home. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. in libya, state television is reporting you allied air strikes tonight, even as anti-government rebels) on what could be an important symbolic victory after a weekend of military gains. there have been moving steadily west, retaking towns they had earlier lost, moving from benghazi, the rebels are now in control of three other towns. the biggest victory could be the capture of sirte, colonel gaddafi's home town. >> taking the fight to colonel gaddafi's birthplace. rebels pounding targets near the town of sirte. a victory here would have huge the symbolic value. if the libyan leader cannot defend his home town, how long can he defend his regim
. >> in japan it has been nearly three weeks since the devastating earthquake and tsunami. the race to contain the nuclear crisis is far from over. seawater radiation around the damaged plant is now more than 4000 times the legal limit. many residents cannot return to their homes in the exclusion zone. we report on how the effect of these are now coping. >> 70 miles from the fukushima plant, all people who lived nearby can do is wait. this man, his sons, and grandchildren sure bling is laid out on the floor. the left the village in such a hurry he did not have time to pick up his things. now he wears a mask all day. >> i am getting old. i do not know how much longer i will live anyway. when i thought about the children, i felt sorry for them. we decided to get away. >> many people in this hall were largely untouched by the earthquake and tsunami. their homes are still standing, in some cases not damaged at all. they still do not know if they will ever be able to go back. >> radiation levels have been rising in the scene near the power station. it is now more than 4000 times the acceptable limi
the authorities have made clear they did not intend to release him. now to japan, where the woes of the fukushima nuclear plant continue unabated. today, the country's nuclear safety agency said it has discovered the highest levels of radiation to date in seawater near the vicinity. -- to the facility. they acknowledged for of the six reactors at the plant will need to be scrapped. the company's process checked into a hospital with high blood pressure and dizziness. -- the company's loss check into a hospital. >> from the strip -- from the stricken plant to the sea, radiation is leaking. they don't know how or where it's coming from, but the levels are extraordinary. the government insists that contamination will be deleted as it spreads. this man is not sure. he farms seaweed 120 miles south of the plant. he's trying to salvage his nets, wrecked by the tsunami. the problems for -- the problems further north really worry him. >> we will be in trouble if the radiation comes here. we don't just work at sea, we form rice and vegetables also. we are about to plant our rice. we don't want radiation on
for wal-mart and a dangerous standoff on the ivory coast. but first, an update from japan with two and a half weeks after the disaster struck. they're trying to prevent radioactive water from seeping into the sea and the u.s. and u.k. starting to detect very low levels of radioactive iodine in the air and water. in the ivory coast, trying to escape fighting. 30,000 people have reportedly taken refuge in a church compound. the u.s. department of education has find virginia tech to receive $55,000 for waiting too long to notify students that a campus massacre was taking place. 33 people were killed by a fellow student who went on a rampage in 2007. the department said a far larger fine was warranted, but the amount imposed was the amount -- the maximum amount allowed by law. the u.s. supreme court has been hearing evidence on -- in one of the largest sex discrimination cases and whether richard go ahead. -- whether it should go ahead. these women have brought a class action suit on behalf of 1 million women against wal-mart. wal-mart denies the allegations. there are reports of compu
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